Golf Scramble for Independence

Golf Scramble for Independence

About This Event

Lunch: 11:30 am
Range & Putting Green Open: 12:00 Noon
Tee Time: 1:00 pm
Door Prizes and Awards: 4:00 pm

LIFEDesigns provides supports to people with disabilities to find jobs, live in their own home, and form a network of friends around them.

Angie (pictured left) is a woman who spent 21 years living in a group home. In the beginning, she was happy in the group home, but as time passed, she wanted something different. August of 2015, she was able to move out of the group home into supported living and her own home. She moved in with a roommate, and was finally able to go into the community on her own schedule. She works in the community, and has been able now to travel to see her family as well. This is just one story. There are hundreds more.

LIFEDesigns supports over 350 people across Bartholomew, Brown, Lawrence, Monroe, Greene, and Martin Counties.

In Columbus, this year, LIFEDesigns is closing 2 group homes and supporting 8 people who had been living in group homes to move into a brand new housing development and supported living (May 2017). Each of these 8 people have a similar story to Angie. Each of them are excited about their newfound freedom and independence.

We want to create more stories like this, and we need the full support of the community to do it. Please donate or create a team and join this event to support more people moving into independence.

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • 11522 E. 50 N.
  • Columbus, Indiana
  • 47203, USA
  • Time:
  • Sep 12, 2017 11:30 am to
  • Sep 12, 2017 06:00 pm
LIFEDesigns, Inc.

Event to Support LIFEDesigns, Inc.

LIFEDesigns  believes that everyone should be included in their community and everyone has talents and abilities. We exist to provide the support and opportunities that people with disabilities need to achieve their goals. This is reflected in everything we do, from our in home support services, community education, supported employment, to Housing by LIFEDesigns.


Our organization was founded in 1982 by a group of parents who had children with disabilities. They believed that everyone deserved to live a life of purpose, and  there should be a better life for their children than living in an institution. Our values remain focused on community and inclusion. We choose to see the positive attributes that everyone possesses and  define people by their abilities rather than the challenges we all face. We strive to support our customers to find valued social roles, which connects them with their highest purpose—using their strengths for something greater than themselves.

LIFEDesigns along with the Monroe County Parks and Recreation Department and many other partners, built the Accessible Playscape at Karst Farm Park in Bloomington, Indiana. This is a truly unique project in the area, featuring a wheelchair accessible playground with a splash pad, and ramps that lead up to slides. LIFEDesigns is also a housing developer, and has built several projects focusing on Affordable Housing that is both accessible and stylish. Crawford Apartments is permanent supportive housing, a truly unique development providing permanent homes for people who are chronically homeless and have a disability.  Crawford Apartments was recognized with an award from the Lt. Governor of Indiana in 2014 for Community and Economic Development.

Fundraising Teams

Wooden McLaughlin LLP

$500 raised (41%)
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White River Broadcasting

We are a radio group of 4 radio stations involved on helping to pre-premote this golf event and the general purpose for the fundraiser.

$0 raised (0%)
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Participants

Albums

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Inaugural Golf for Independence

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LIFEDesigns at McKinley opened this summer, allowing 8 people with disabilities to move out of a group home and into supported living! This allows them to live more independently, making more decisions about their lives: to work in the community, who to live with, where to live, when to go into town, and so much more!
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